Baku-Aktau route transports 255 trucks in 2016

By Nigar Orujova

Over 250 trucks have been transported by sea via Baku-Aktau route since the beginning of 2015, the Caspian Shipping Company told local media.

The route has transported 566 trucks in last December, said the company.

The Caspian Shipping Company said 60 trucks were transported by Baku-Aktau route on monthly average in January-November 2015, which is an increase of 10 times.

Extra sea voyages are organized and ships in reserve were put into operation in order to reduce the density of vehicles in the Azerbaijani port of Alat, the company added.

"Three more ferry boats – Academician Topchubashov, Garabagh, and Professor Gul – were involved in freight transportations in mid-December," the company said.

At present, 11 ferry boats and two Ro-Ro vessels are operating from Baku to Aktau and Turkmenbashi ports, the CSC reported.

Measures were also taken to reduce the density of vehicles in the port of Aktau, said the company.

Azerbaijan's Caspian Sea Shipping Company is among the major ship owning companies in the Caspian basin and its main activity is cargo transportation predominantly in oil and oil products in the Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, and Marmara Seas.

The company carries freight traffic through the Europe-Caucasus-Asia transport corridor from Baku. The goods are sent to the Kazakh port of Aktau in 24-26 hours and Turkmen port of Turkmenbashi in 14-16 hours, and vice versa.

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